I am Professor of Applied Microeconomics at the Department of Economics, Ghent University, Belgium. I am also the director of RISLαβ—the Risk, Insurance, and Savings Laboratory. I obtained my PhD in economics in 2009 from the Econometric Institute at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Tinbergen Institute.


I investigate the determinants of preferences, and the effects of preferences on behaviour. I employ a variety of tools, including formal modelling, natural experiments, randomised controlled trials, and lab experiments. I am further interested in applying principles from behavioural economics to a variety of problems in development economics, environmental sustainability, and financial markets. 



Bouchouicha, Ranoua, & Ferdinand M. Vieider (2019). Growth, Entrepreneurship, and Risk-Tolerance: A Risk-Income Paradox. Journal of Economic Growth, forthcoming

Abdellaoui, Mohammed, Emmanuel Kemel, Amma Panin, & Ferdinand M. Vieider (2019). Measuring Time and Risk Preferences in an Integrated Framework.  Games and Economic Behavior 115, 459-469